I, Claudia

You’re about to meet one extraordinary adolescent: Claudia. Aged twelve and three quarters, she finds herself suffering from the triple afflictions of puberty, unpopularity, and her parents’ divorce. Finding refuge in the basement of her school, Claudia discovers the pain at the centre of her brimming child’s heart, while her grandfather, her father’s new girlfriend, and the school custodian, shed light on her situation. Alternately heartbreakingly sad and wrenchingly funny, I, Claudia casts a theatrical spell of rare power.

I, Claudia is a modern Canadian classic written and originally performed by Kristen Thomson. To vividly portray all four characters, Derek Kwan has brought Kristen’s masks to Taiwan for this special production. I, Claudia has toured extensively around Canada and was the winner of the 2001 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto’s theatre awards)for Outstanding New Play. A portion of the proceeds from this production will benefit Garden of Hope, a charitable organization in Taiwan focusing on women’s issues.

故事關於一位不平凡的12歲少女克勞迪亞,在面對自我認同與角色混淆的瓶頸之外,還必須承受父母離異的事實。克勞迪亞在學校不善與人來往,面臨尷尬的人際關係,清潔工的儲藏室便成了她躲藏的秘密基地。《我,克勞迪亞》透過爺爺、爸爸的新女友、與校工的獨白使觀眾們更瞭解克勞迪亞的處境,笑中帶淚的戲劇張力將抓住您的心。

《我,克勞迪亞》是加拿大現代戲劇的經典作品,由Kristen Thomson原創與演出。這次由關顯揚一人擔綱演出,用Thomson提供獨創的面具來飾演劇中四個角色。本演出之所得將提供給勵馨基金會,讓我們一起為台灣女性們奮鬥。

I‭, ‬Claudia‭ ‬is blissfully funny and unexpectedly touching‭.‬” – Richard Ouzounian‭, ‬Toronto Star

Winner of the 2001‭ ‬Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play

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The LAB Space Presents
In Association with Butterfly Effect Theatre Co.
A Theatre Ignite Production:
【實演場】為您帶來一齣與【蝴蝶效應劇團】協辦的【當燃戲劇】製作:

I, Claudia
by Kristen Thomson

January 13-15, 20-22, 2017
The LAB Space, Taipei, Taiwan

Performer: Derek Kwan
Outside Eye: Luc Ducros
Stage Manager: Erin Vasseur